Albums of the year 2005

The winners of the Jazzwise albums of the year, as voted by a wide selection of Jazzwise writers, have been announced. See the Dec/Jan issue in the shops later this week for the full details and all the writers' lists. The top 10 new releases and reissues/archive recordings are:

New Releases
1 Acoustic Ladyland, Last Chance Disco (Babel)
2 Me'shell NdgeOcello, Dance of the Infidel (Verve France)
3= Wayne Shorter, Beyond The Sound Barrier (Verve)
3= Lizz Wright, Dreaming Wide Awake (Verve Forecast)
5= Polar Bear, Held On The Tips Of Fingers (Babel)
5= Greg Osby, Channel Three (Blue Note)
5= Bill Frisell, East West (Nonesuch)
8= Pat Metheny, The Way Up (Nonesuch)
8= Brad Mehldau, Day Is Done (Nonesuch)
10 Mingus Big Band/Orchestra/Dynasty, I Am Three (Sue Mingus Music/Universal)

CDs of the year - Reissues/archive
1 Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane, At Carnegie Hall (BlueNote)
2 John Coltrane, One Down, One Up: Live at the Half Note (Impulse!)
3 Miles Davis, Round About Midnight (Columbia Legacy)
4 Mike Gibbs, Just Ahead (BGO)
5 Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman, Song X, Twentieth Anniversary (Nonesuch)
6= Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker, Town Hall, NYC (Uptown)
6= Pharoah Sanders, Anthology: You've Got To Have Freedom (Universal Classics and Jazz)
8 Neil Ardley, Kaleidoscope of Rainbows (Dusk Fire)
9= Don Cherry, Symphony for Improvisors (Blue Note)
9= Steve Kuhn, Trance (ECM)

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